Actress Olivia Colman has been quite praised for the work she has done in Hollywood for a spectrum of movies and TV shows including Fleabag, Joyride, The Iron Lady, and so on. She has also won a series of accolades for her work, including three Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Oscar for The Favourite.
Adding to her list of projects, Olivia Colman is all set for her MCU debut in the upcoming TV miniseries, Secret Invasion. She will play the character of Special Agent Sonya Falsworth. Fans are quite excited to see an actress of her ranking joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes after director Quentin Tarantino expressed his opinion that Marvel actors aren’t real stars.
Olivia Colman Joins MCU
Olivia Colman will soon be seen playing Sonya Falsworth in Secret Invasion alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders who play Nick Fury and Maria Hill respectively. While not much about the character Colman will be playing is known, her arrival into the MCU is something to be quite excited about, especially since she herself seems to be so passionate about the role.
In an interview with USA Today, Colman talked quite excitedly about her MCU role, she stated that she was a fan of Marvel all this time and after every MCU project she would insist to her agent to get her a role in one of the projects. She added that she was also excited to meet Jackson and Don Cheadle.
“I can’t give you spoilers because I can’t remember! “I feel slightly unfaithful to the smaller films, but I am a Marvel fan. After every Marvel film, I’d go to my agent, like, ‘Can I be a superhero?’ So eventually I got to do a tiny bit in a Marvel [show] and I was thrilled. From an actor’s point of view, to play and do all sorts of things is the dream. And I got to meet Samuel L. Jackson – the other Sam that I love – and Don Cheadle.”
The Empire of Light actress also stated that even though there’s a “Fight for spaces in cinema,” possibly referring to Marvel taking away the attention from smaller films, she “had a ball” working for Secret Invasion. We sure hope her use of past tense here doesn’t mean we won’t get to see her in MCU after the miniseries! Given the passion she has for working in the superhero universe, it looks like Colman wouldn’t mind returning, should she be presented with the chance.
Fans are Hyped to See Olivia Colman in MCU
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can’t keep calm hearing that an actress of Colman’s caliber is all set to enter the MCU. They took to Twitter to express their excitement stating that they hope Colman’s character is a multi-season thing, possibly branching off into MCU movies, as well. Some even wondered if director Quentin Tarantino is now biting his words, referring to when he stated Marvel actors aren’t real actors.
Now what does Tarantino have to say about that?
— Wakia Faruque (@WakiaFaruque) December 10, 2022
Secret invasion gone go crazy
— scaredsacrifice (@scaredsacrifice) December 9, 2022
I hope to see her interact with Val in one of the projects
— Adarsh Mishra (@AdarshMishraTM) December 9, 2022
She better have a recurring role.
— 🤔 (@ProteanRedux) December 9, 2022
Love Ms Coleman to death. Hope she stays for as long as possible
— Normie Chuck (@normiechuck) December 9, 2022
Combining the excitement of the fans for Colman’s character and her enthusiasm to be a part of the MCU, it looks like the heads over at the Marvel Studios just might make Sonya Falsworth a recurring character!
Secret Invasion will be available to stream on Disney+ in the Spring of 2023.
Source: USA Today